Historical Birthday

21 May 1471
Albrecht Durer Nornberg Germany Renaissance painterprint maker
21 May 1653
Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)
21 May 1792
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis French scientist (d. 1843)
21 May 1796
Reverdy Johnson American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford) born in Annapolis (d. 1876)
21 May 1799
Mary Anning Lyme Regis Dorset British fossil collector dealer and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset)
21 May 1821
John F Loudon Dutch entrepreneurcolonial director
21 May 1822
Dabney Herndon Maury Major General (Confederate Army) (d. 1900)
21 May 1822
Mosby Monroe Parsons United States officer in the MexicanAmerican War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army born in Charlottesville Virginia (d. 1865)
21 May 1825
George Lafayette Beal American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army) born in Norway Maine (d. 1896)
21 May 1827
William P. Sprague American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
21 May 1832
Elizabeth Storrs Mead American educator (d. 1917)
21 May 1835
Newton Martin Curtis American Brevet Major General (Union Army) born in De Peyster New York (d. 1910)
21 May 1835
Frantiek Chvostek Moravian physician (d. 1884)
21 May 1841
Joseph Parry Welsh composer and musician born in Merthyr Tydfil Wales (d. 1903)
21 May 1843
Charles-Albert Gobat Swiss politician recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize born in Tramelan Switzerland (d. 1914)
21 May 1843
Louis Renault French lawyer born in Autun France (d. 1918)
21 May 1844
Henri Rousseau French post-impressionist painter (The Dream The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope) born in Laval France (d. 1910)
21 May 1850
Giuseppe Mercalli Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
21 May 1851
Leon Bourgeois French politician internationalist (Nobel 1920)
21 May 1853
Jacques Marie Eugne Godefroy Cavaignac French politician (d. 1905)
21 May 1855
Emile A G Verhaeren Belgian poetwriter (Les Flammes Hautes)
21 May 1860
Willem Einthoven Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924) born in Semarang Dutch East Indies (d. 1927)
21 May 1867
John James Ferris cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880s)
21 May 1872
Henry Warren inventor (Telechon electric clock) born in Boston Massachusetts
21 May 1873
Emil Ermatinger Swiss literature historian born in Schaffhausen Switzerland (d. 1953)
21 May 1873
Everard Verachtert Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
21 May 1878
Glenn Hammond Curtiss American inventor (hydroplane)
21 May 1882
Georgine M May Basting actress (Occupier Hostage Rights of Aemstel) born (d. 1950)
21 May 1884
Manuel Prez y Curis Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
21 May 1885
Sophie of Schnburg-Waldenburg wife of Prince William of Wied (d. 1936)
21 May 1887
Mabel Nell Taliaferro American actress (Sentimental Tommy My Love Come Back) born in NYC New York (d. 1979)
21 May 1892
John Peale Bishop US poet (This Side of Paradise)
21 May 1893
Arthur Carr cricket captain (England v Australia 1926)
21 May 1898
Armand Hammer American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum) born in NYC New York
21 May 1898
Karel Haba Czech composer and violinist born in Vizovice Moravia (d. 1972)
21 May 1899
Ralph Sanford American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp) born in Springfield Massachusetts (d. 1963)
21 May 1901
Horace Heidt Alameda California orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
21 May 1901
Suzanne Lilar [Verbist] FranceBelgian writer (Le burlador)
21 May 1901
Sam Jaffe American music and film producer (Born Free The Fighting Sullivans) born in Harlem New York (d. 2000)
21 May 1902
Earl Averill American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) born in Snohomish Washington (d. 1983)
21 May 1902
Marcel Lajos Breuer Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
21 May 1903
Ali Sastroamidjojo Indonesian attorneyministerpremier (1953..7)
21 May 1903
Manly Wade Wellman Angola sci-fi author (After Dark Devils Planet)
21 May 1904
Robert Montgomery American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents Earl of Chicago Yellow Jack) born in Fishkill Landing New York (d. 1981)
21 May 1906
Keith Rigg cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
21 May 1907
Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander] British actress (Till Death Us Do Part Confessions of a Window Cleaner) born in London England (d. 1986)
21 May 1909
Franois-Albert Angers Quebec economist (d. 2003)
21 May 1912
John Curtis Gowan American psychologist (d. 1986)
21 May 1916
Harold Robbins American author (Moneychangers Carpetbaggers Betsy) born in NYC New York
21 May 1916
Leonard Manasseh British architect (Rutherford School) born in Singapore (d. 2017)
21 May 1917
Dennis Day Irish tenorcomedian (Jack Benny Show Danny Boy)
21 May 1917
Jean-Louis Curtis French writer (Just Causes)
21 May 1917
Raymond Burr Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason Ironsides Godzilla) born in New Westminster British Columbia Canada (d. 1993)
21 May 1919
Lord Maxwell senatorprof (college of Justice Scotland)
21 May 1920
Anthony Steel British actor and singer (Malta Story The Wooden Horse) born in London England (d. 2001)
21 May 1921
Leona Wood painter and dancer born in Seattle Washington
21 May 1923
Ara Parseghian American football player and coach (Northwestern Notre Dame) born in Akron Ohio
21 May 1923
Bettye Danoff American golfer (co- founder LPGA Tour) born in Dallas Texas (d. 2011)
21 May 1924
Mary Margaret Peggy Cass American actress comedian game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth) born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1999)
21 May 1924
Robert Parris composer (Book of Imaginery Beings) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
21 May 1924
Jack Twyman basketball player (RochesterCincinnati Royals) born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
21 May 1926
Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson] American actor (Day of the Wolves Eagles Attack at Dawn) born in NYC New York (d. 2000)
21 May 1927
George Levy antique dealerheritage campaigner
21 May 1927
Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy] British actress (Genevieve The Constant Husband Les Girls) born in Withernsea East Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1959)
21 May 1928
Alice Drummond American actress (Awakenings) born in Pawtucket Rhode Island (d. 2016)
21 May 1929
Charles Wadsworth Barnesville Georgia pianist (Lincoln Center)
21 May 1929
Paul Winslow cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa 108 v England 1955)
21 May 1929
Robert Welch designersilversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
21 May 1930
David Smith principalvice chancellor (Edinburgh University)
21 May 1930
Stanley Wells English scholar of Shakespeare (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham) born in Hull England
21 May 1931
George Vassiliou president of Cyprus (1988-93)
21 May 1932
Gabriele Wohmann German writer born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
21 May 1932
John Armitage principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
21 May 1934
Bengt I. Samuelsson Swedish biochemist Nobel laureate
21 May 1935
Terry Lightfoot British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen) born in Potters Bar England (d. 2013)
21 May 1936
Ama Samy Burma Jesuit priestZen teacherdisciple of Yamada Koun
21 May 1936
Abdul Taib Mahmud 4th Chief Minister of Sarawak (1981-2014) and 7th Governor of Sarawak (2014-) born in Miri Kingdom of Sarawak
21 May 1938
David Groh American actor (Joe-Rhoda Don-Another Day) born in Brooklyn New York
21 May 1938
Urs Widmer Swiss writer born in Basel (d. 2014)
21 May 1941
Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko USSR cosmonaut (TM-4)
21 May 1941
Ronald Isley singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout) born in Cincinnati Ohio
21 May 1942
David Hunt British Conservative politician born in Glyn Ceiriog Wales
21 May 1942
Robert C Springer Col USMCastronaut (STS-29 STS-38) born in St. Louis Missouri
21 May 1943
Hilton Valentine rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
21 May 1944
Marcie Blane American singer born in New York City
21 May 1944
Mary Robinson President of Republic of Ireland (Labour 1990- )
21 May 1945
Ernst Willi Messerschmid Reutlingen Germany astronaut (STS 22)
21 May 1945
Richard Hatch American actor (Battlestar Galactica) born in Santa Monica California (d. 2017)
21 May 1946
David Hill Australian TV-reporterowner (Fox Sports)
21 May 1946
Ronald Bear actor and director (Make-up) born in Havana Cuba
21 May 1947
William Bill Champlin American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago Sons of Champlin) born in Oakland California
21 May 1947
Dorothy Germain Porter American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966) born in Philadelphia PA (d. 2012)
21 May 1948
Leo Sayer British singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing When I Need Love) born in Shoreham-by-Sea Sussex England
21 May 1948
Carol Potter American actress (Beverly Hills 90210 Todays FBI) born in NYC New York
21 May 1949
Andrew Neil Scottish newspaper editor (Sunday Times) born in Paisley Scotland
21 May 1949
Rosalind Plowright British soprano (Aida Senta)
21 May 1951
Al Franken US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian writer actor (SNL) born in NYC New York
21 May 1954
Bill Abbott sailor (Olympics 1996) born in Sarnia Ontario
21 May 1954
Marina Langner Dusseldorf Germany Miss World runner-up (1975)
21 May 1954
Marc Ribot American guitarist (Tom Waits Elvis Costello John Zorn) born in Newark New Jersey
21 May 1955
Liaqat Ali cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
21 May 1955
Stan Lynch rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers) born in Gainesville Florida
21 May 1957
Judge Reinhold actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) born in Wilmington Delaware
21 May 1957
Sue Woodstra Colton Ca volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)
21 May 1957
Bruce Buffer American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
21 May 1958
Monte Lynch cricketer (Surrey batsman WI Rebel England ODI player)
21 May 1958
Sabine Bischoff German fencer (Olympic gold 1984) born in Tauberbischofsheim Germany (d. 2013)
21 May 1959
Nick Cassavetes American actor and director (The Notebook) born in NYC New York
21 May 1959
Brisn Lenihan Jnr Irish politician and minister born in Dublin (d. 2011)
21 May 1961
Tim Lever keyboardsax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
21 May 1963
Yelena Vodorezova USSR figure skater (Olympic-1976)
21 May 1963
Kevin Shields American born Irish musician (My Bloody Valentine) born in Queens New York
21 May 1964
Annabel Schofield Llanelli Wales actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
21 May 1964
Tommy Albelin NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames) born in Stockholm Sweden
21 May 1964
Nancy Daus American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
21 May 1966
Manon Kelley Canadian actress (Red Lips 2) born in Quebec City Qubec
21 May 1967
Rogel Nachum Israel Mens triple jump (Olympics 1996)
21 May 1968
Julie Vega Filipina child actress and singer born in Quezon City Philippines (d. 1985)
21 May 1969
Reid Simpson Flin Flon NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
21 May 1970
Dorsey Levens NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
21 May 1970
Roman Turek Strakonice CZE hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep Olympics 1998)
21 May 1970
Scott Munnster Munn Larkspur California rower (Olympics 1996)
21 May 1970
Veronica Sanchez Michoan Mexico WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
21 May 1972
Liliko Ogasawara middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996) born in Englewood New Jersey
21 May 1972
The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace] American rapper (Life After Death) born in NYC New York (d. 1997)
21 May 1973
Noel Fielding British comedian (The Mighty Boosh) born in London England
21 May 1527
Philip II King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98) born in Valladolid Spain (d. 1598)
21 May 1722
Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle German composer and violinist born in Bayreuth (d. 1790)
21 May 1827
Konstantin Pobedonostsev Russian reactionary lawyer and senator born in Moscow Russian Empire (d. 1907)
21 May 1851
Lon-Victor-Auguste Bourgeois French Prime Minister (1895-96 Nobel 1920) born in Paris (d. 1925)
21 May 1858
Jose Battle Ordonez Uruguayan politician President of Urugauy (1899 1903-7 1911-15) born in Montevideo Urguay (d. 1929)
21 May 1880
Pablo Luna Spanish composer (De Espaa vengo) born in Alhama de Aragn Spain (d. 1942)
21 May 1888
May Aufderheide American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag) born in Indianapolis Indiana (d. 1972)
21 May 1892
John Peale Bishop American poet (This Side of Paradise)
21 May 1916
Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty] Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show Danny Boy) born in New York City (d. 1988)
21 May 1924
Robert Parris American composer (Book of Imaginary Beings) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
21 May 1929
Robert Welch English designer silversmith (Robert Welch flatware) born in Hereford England (d. 2000)
21 May 1947
Jiggs Kalra Indian food writer Czar of Indian cuisine born in Punjab region India (d. 2019)
21 May 1973
Noel Fielding British comedian (The Mighty Boosh The Great British Baking Show) born in London England
21 May 1974
Havoc [Kejuan Muchita] American rapper (Mobb Deep) born in Queensbridge Queens New York
21 May 1975
Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali] Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam) born in Kolkata West Bengal India
21 May 1471
Albrecht Drer German Renaissance painter and printmaker (Adam and Eve) born in Nuremberg Germany (d. 1528)
21 May 1633
Joseph de La Barre French composer born in Paris France (d. 1678)
21 May 1671
Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia Italian organist and composer born in Siena (d. 1755)
21 May 1680
Frederich Karl Erbach German composer born in Odenwald (d. 1731)
21 May 1720
Antonio Corbisiero Italian composer (d. 1790)
21 May 1775
Lucien Bonaparte prince of Canino and Musignano
21 May 1792
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis French scientist ( Coriolis effect) born in Paris France (d. 1843)
21 May 1796
Reverdy Johnson American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford) born in Annapolis Maryland (d. 1876)
21 May 1799
Mary Anning British fossil collector dealer and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis) born in Lyme Regis Dorset (d. 1847)
21 May 1821
John F. Loudon Dutch sugar and indigo manufacturer whose Deft collection was left to the Rijksmuseum born in Rotterdam Netherlands (d. 1895)
21 May 1822
Dabney Herndon Maury American Major General (Confederate Army) born in Fredericksburg Virginia (d. 1900)
21 May 1826
Danillo II ruler of Montenegro (1851-60) born in Njegui Montenegro (d. 1860)
21 May 1851
Lon Bourgeois French politician French Prime Minister (1895-96 Nobel 1920) born in Paris France (d. 1925)
21 May 1855
Emile Verhaeren Belgian poet and writer (Les Flammes Hautes) born in Sint-Amands Belgium (d. 1916)
21 May 1858
Jos Batlle y Ordez President of Uruguay (1899 1903-7 1911-15) born in Montevideo Urguay (d. 1929)
21 May 1867
John James Ferris Australian cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880s)
21 May 1867
Dsir Pque Belgium composer born in Lige Belgium (d. 1939)
21 May 1872
Henry Warren American inventor (Telechon electric clock) born in Boston Massachusetts
21 May 1873
Hans Berger German neuroscientist psychiatrist and inventor of electroencephalography (EEG) born in in Neuses German Empire (d. 1941)
21 May 1878
Glenn Hammond Curtiss American inventor (hydroplane) and founder of the US aviation industry born in Hammondsport New York (d. 1930)
21 May 1882
Georgine M May Basting actress (Occupier Hostage Rights of Aemstel) (d. 1950)
21 May 1890
Albert van Raalte Dutch conductor (AVRO-orchestra) (d. 1952)
21 May 1892
John Peale Bishop American poet (This Side of Paradise) born in Charles Town West Virginia (d. 1944)
21 May 1893
Arthur Carr English cricket captain (England v Australia 1926) born in Mickleham England (d. 1963)
21 May 1901
Horace Heidt American orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon) born in Alameda California (d. 1986)
21 May 1901
Suzanne Lilar [Verbist] France Belgian writer (Le burlador)
21 May 1902
Marcel Breuer Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer born in Pcs Hungary (d. 1981)
21 May 1903
Ali Sastroamidjojo Indonesian attorney minister and Prime Minister of Indonesia (1953-7) born in Grabag Central Java Dutch West Indies (d. 1975)
21 May 1903
Manly Wade Wellman Angolan born American sci-fi author (After Dark Devils Planet) born in Kamundongo Portuguese West Africa (d. 1986)
21 May 1903
Pedro Aramburu Argentine army leader President and Dictator of Argentina (1955-58) born in Ro Cuarto Argentina (d. 1970)
21 May 1905
Edward Lockspeiser British composer and musicologist (Debussy His Life and Mind) born in London (d. 1973)
21 May 1906
Keith Rigg Australian cricketer (Test batsman in the thirties)
21 May 1906
Dorothy Tree [Triebitz] American actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois Confessions Of A Nazi Spy The Asphalt Jungle) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1992)
21 May 1909
Guy de Rothschild French banker ( Rothschild Frres) born in Paris France (d. 2007)
21 May 1912
Monty Stratton American MLB pitcher born in Palacios Texas (d. 1982)
21 May 1913
Gina Bachauer Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage born in Athens Greece (d. 1976)
21 May 1917
Ronald Colville Scottish businessman and Governor of the Bank of Scotland born in Glasgow Scotland (d. 1996)
21 May 1918
Leonard Mullens British rubber physicist (Mullins effect) (d. 1997)
21 May 1923
Doris Mae Akers American gospel singer-songwriter (Sky Pilot Choir - Sweet Sweet Spirit) born in Brookfield Missouri (d. 1995)
21 May 1924
Jack Twyman American basketball player (RochesterCincinnati Royals) born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
21 May 1926
Robert Creeley American poet and novelist (Island) born in Arlington Massachusetts (d. 2005)
21 May 1927
George Levy English antique dealer and heritage campaigner (d. 1996)
21 May 1929
Charles Wadsworth American pianist (Lincoln Center) born in Barnesville Georgia
21 May 1929
Paul Winslow South African cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa 108 v England 1955)
21 May 1931
Desmond Wilcox English broadcaster (BBC ITV) born in Welwyn Garden City England (d. 2000)
21 May 1931
George Vassiliou Cypriot politician President of Cyprus (1988-93) born in Famagusta Cyprus
21 May 1932
Robert Sherlaw Johnson British composer and music scholar born in Sunderland
21 May 1933
Maurice Andr French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist born in Als France (d. 2012)
21 May 1933
Gene Joe Byrd American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio) born in Chuckatuck Virginia (d. 2012)
21 May 1934
Phillip King British sculptor born in Tunis French Tunisia
21 May 1934
Bengt I. Samuelsson Swedish biochemist (1982 Nobel laureate for Medicine or Physiology for prostaglandins) born in Halmstad Sweden
21 May 1935
Johnny Majors American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1956 U of Tennessee) and coach (Iowa State National Cship 1976 Pittsburgh Tennessee) born in Lynchburg Tennessee (d. 2020)
21 May 1936
Ama Samy Indian Jesuit priest Zen teacher and disciple of Yamada Koun born in Burma
21 May 1936
Dipak Nandy Indian born British academic and founder of the Runnymead Trust. born in Calcutta India
21 May 1939
Heinz Holliger Swiss composer oboist and conductor born in Langenthal Switzerland
21 May 1941
Anatoly Levchenko Soviet cosmonaut (TM-4) born in Krasnokutsk Ukrainian SSR USSR (d. 1988)
21 May 1941
Ronald Isley American singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout) born in Cincinnati Ohio
21 May 1941
Martin Carthy English folk musician born in Hatfield Hertfordshire
21 May 1942
Robert C. Springer American Army Colonel USMCastronaut (STS-29 STS-38) born in St. Louis Missouri
21 May 1942
John Konrads Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m freestyle bronze 400m freestyle 4x200m freestyle 1960 26 individual world records) born in Riga Latvia (d. 2021)
21 May 1943
Hilton Valentine British rock guitarist (Animals - House of the Rising Sun) born in North Shields Northumberland England (d. 2021)
21 May 1944
Janet Dailey American Romance author born in Storm Lake Iowa (d. 2013)
21 May 1944
Manual Pina Spanish fashion designer (d. 1994)
21 May 1944
Marcie Blane [Blank] American pop singer (Bobbys Girl) born in Brooklyn New York
21 May 1944
Mary Robinson Irish politician President of the Republic of Ireland (1990-97) born in Ballina Ireland
21 May 1945
Ernst Willi Messerschmid German astronaut (STS 22) born in Reutlingen Germany
21 May 1946
David Hill Australian TV-reporter and owner (Fox Sports)
21 May 1947
William Bill Champlin American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago Sons of Champlin) born in Oakland California
21 May 1947
Dorothy Germain Porter American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
21 May 1947
Jonathan Hyde Australian-born actor (Titanic) born in Brisbane Australia
21 May 1951
Al Franken US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian writer actor (SNL 1975-80 1985-90) born in NYC New York
21 May 1954
Marina Langner German beauty queen Miss World runner-up (1975) born in Dusseldorf Germany
21 May 1955
John Galvin American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet) born in Cleveland Ohio
21 May 1955
Liaqat Ali Pakistani cricket pace bowler (Pakistan for six Tests 1975-79) born in Karachi Pakistan
21 May 1955
Stan Lynch American rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers) born in Gainesville Florida
21 May 1957
Judge Reinhold American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) born in Wilmington Delaware
21 May 1957
Sue Woodstra American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984) born in Colton California
21 May 1957
Bruce Buffer American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer born in Tulsa Oklahoma
21 May 1957
Nadine Dorries British politician (C) born in Liverpool England
21 May 1957
Rene Soutendijk Dutch actress (The Fourth Man) born in Amsterdam Netherlands
21 May 1958
Monte Lynch Guyanese-born English cricketer (Surrey batsman WI Rebel England ODI player) born in Plaisance British Guiana
21 May 1960
Kent Hrbek American baseball player ( Minnesota Twins) born in Minneapolis Minnesota
21 May 1960
Mohanlal Indian actor born in Elanthoor India
21 May 1961
Tim Lever British musician (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
21 May 1963
Elena Vodorezova Russian figure skater (Olympic-1976) and coach born in Moscow USSR
21 May 1963
Richard Appel American writer and TV showrunner (Family Guy) born in New York City
21 May 1964
Annabel Schofield Welsh actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas) born in Llanelli Wales
21 May 1964
Tommy Albelin Swedish NHL defenceman (Calgary Flames) born in Stockholm Sweden
21 May 1964
Carolyn Lawrence American actress and voice actress (SpongeBob SquarePants) born in Baltimore Maryland
21 May 1967
Tracy Simien American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs) born in Bay City Texas
21 May 1969
Reid Simpson Canadian NHL left wing (NJ Devils) born in Flin Flon Canada
21 May 1969
Pierluigi Brivio Italian footballer born in Milan Italy
21 May 1970
Veronica Sanchez Mexican WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994) born in Michoan Mexico
21 May 1970
Carl Veart Australian footballer born in Whyalla Australia
21 May 1971
Eric Nies American reality TV personality (MTV Real World Grind)
21 May 1972
The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace] American rapper (Life After Death) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1997)
21 May 1974
Fairuza Balk American actress (The Craft Gas Food Lodging) born in Point Reyes California
21 May 1975
Lee Gaze Welsh guitarist (No Devotion) born in Pontypridd Wales
21 May 1976
Deron Miller American rock musician (CKY) born in Chester Pennsylvania
21 May 1976
Kardinal Offishall [Jason Drew Harrow] Canadian rapper born in Scarsborough Ontario
21 May 1977
Quinton Fortune South African footballer born in Cape Town South Africa
21 May 1977
Ricky Williams American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1998 U of Texas Pro Bowl 2002 Miami Dolphins) born in San Diego California
21 May 1978
Jamaal Magloire Canadian professional basketballer
21 May 1979
Damin Ariel lvarez Argentinian Mexican footballer born in Morn Argentina
21 May 1979
James Clancy Phelan Australian novelist born in Melbourne Australia
21 May 1979
Jamie Hepburn Scottish politician Member of the Scottish Parliament born in Glasgow Scotland
21 May 1979
Scott Smith mixed martial arts fighter born in Reno Nevada
21 May 1893
Arthur Carr English cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests 1 x 50 Nottinghamshire CCC) born in Mickleham England (d. 1963)
21 May 1929
Larance Marable American jazz drummer (Charlie Hadens Quartet West Stan Getz Groove Holmes) born in Los Angeles California (d. 2012)
21 May 1933
Umberto Colombo Italian soccer midfielder (3 caps Juventus Atalanta) born in Como Italy (d. 2021)
21 May 1934
(Elbert) Sonny Forriest American guitarist (The Coasters Ray Charles Hank Crawford) born in Pendleton North Carolina (d. 1999)
21 May 1938
David Groh American actor (Rhoda - Joe Another Day - Don) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2008)
21 May 1938
(Henry) Lee Shot Williams American blues singer (I Like Your Style) born in Mississippi (d. 2011)
21 May 1939
Ral Madero Argentine soccer defender (5 caps Estudiantes) and sports physician (Argentina national team) born in Buenos Aires Argentina (d. 2021)
21 May 1941
Ronald Isley American singer (Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout This Old Heart Of Mine) born in Cincinnati Ohio
21 May 1942
Danny Ongais American auto racer (inducted Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000) born in Kahului Hawaii (d. 2022)
21 May 1943
John Dalton British rock bass player (The Kinks 1969-76 -Lola Celluloid Heroes) born in Enfield Middlesex England
21 May 1943
Vincent Crane [Cheesman] British rock Hammond organist and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire) born in Reading Berkshire England (d. 1989)
21 May 1947
Bill Champlin American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago 1981-2009 Sons of Champlin) born in Oakland California
21 May 1948
(Gerard) Leo Sayer British songwriter and singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing When I Need Love) born in Shoreham-by-Sea Sussex England
21 May 1951
Arthur Russell American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist and composer born in Oskaloosa Iowa (d. 1992)
21 May 1955
Stan Lynch American rock drummer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 1976-94) producer and songwriter born in Gainesville Florida
21 May 1962
David Crumb American contemporary composer and educator (University of Oregon 1997-present) born in Colorado
21 May 1963
Dave Specter American Chicago blues and jazz guitarist born in Chicago Illinois
21 May 1963
Greg Smith American session and touring rock bassist (Rainbow Alice Cooper Wendy O. Williams Ted Nugent) born
21 May 1471
Albrecht Drer German Renaissance painter and printmaker (Adam and Eve) born in Nuremberg Germany (d. 1528)
21 May 1775
Lucien Bonaparte Corsician-French politician and Prince of Canino and Musignano (younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte) born in Ajaccio Corsica (d. 1840)
21 May 1792
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis French scientist (Coriolis effect) born in Paris France (d. 1843)
21 May 1867
Dsir Pque Belgian organist composer and pedagogue born in Lige Belgium (d. 1939)
21 May 1867
J. J. Ferris Australian cricket fast bowler (9 Tests 61 wickets BB 737 NSWCA Gloucestershire CCC) born in Sydney Australia (d. 1900)
21 May 1872
Henry E. Warren American inventor (Telechon electric clock) born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1957)
21 May 1873
Everard Verachtert Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Dutch Nicely pamphlet) (d. 1955)
21 May 1873
Hans Berger German neuroscientist psychiatrist and inventor of electroencephalography (EEG) born in Neuses German Empire (d. 1941)
21 May 1898
Armand Hammer American industrialist (Occidental Petroleum) born in NYC New York (d. 1990)
21 May 1901
Suzanne Lilar Belgian writer (Le burlador) born in Ghent Belgium (d. 1992)
21 May 1902
Earl Averill American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 MLB All-Star 19331938 Cleveland Indians) born in Snohomish Washington (d. 1983)
21 May 1906
Keith Rigg Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests 1 x 100 HS 127 Victoria) born in Melbourne Victoria (d. 1995)
21 May 1909
Guy de Rothschild French banker (Rothschild Frres) born in Paris France (d. 2007)
21 May 1921
Leona Wood American surrealist painter and ballet and folk dancer born in Seattle Washington (d. 2008)
21 May 1923
Ara Parseghian American College Football HOF coach (Northwestern NCAA Cship 1966 73 Notre Dame) born in Akron Ohio (d. 2017)
21 May 1926
Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson] American stage and screen actor (Combat - Lt. Hanley The Fountain of Youth Day of the Wolves) born in NYC New York (d. 2000)
21 May 1932
Dan Wakefield American novelist (Going All The Way New York In The Fifties) journalist (The Atlantic 1968-81) and screenwriter born in Indianapolis Indiana
21 May 1936
Dipak Nandy Indian born British academic and founder of the Runnymead Trust born in Calcutta India
21 May 1941
Bobby Cox American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1977 [coach NY Yankees] 1995 Atlanta Braves 4 Manager of the Year Toronto Blue Jays) born in Tulsa Oklahoma
21 May 1949
Arno [Arnold Hintjens] Belgian rock singer-songwriter (TC Matic) born in Ostend Belgium (d. 2022)
21 May 1949
Rosalind Plowright British mezzo-soprano (Aida Senta) born in Worksop Nottinghamshire England
21 May 1960
Kent Hrbek American baseball player (Minnesota Twins) born in Minneapolis Minnesota
21 May 1972
Adriano Cintra Brazilian dance-rock musician (CSS 2003-11 I Love Miami) born in So Paulo Brazil
21 May 1720
Antonio Corbisiero Italian Baroque composer born in Marzano di Nola Kingdom of Naples (d. 1790)
21 May 1887
Mabel Nell Taliaferro American actress (Sentimental Tommy My Love Come Back) born in New York City (d. 1979)
21 May 1888
May Aufderheide American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag) born in Indianapolis Indiana (d. 1972) [1]
21 May 1890
Albert van Raalte Dutch conductor (AVRO - Dutch Radio Orchestra 1928-40) born in Amsterdam Netherlands (d. 1952)
21 May 1898
Armand Hammer American industrialist (Occidental Petroleum) born in New York City (d. 1990)
21 May 1902
Marcel Breuer Hungarian-American modernist architect and furniture designer (Wassily Chair) born in Pcs Hungary (d. 1981) [1]
21 May 1912
Monty Stratton American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1937 Chicago WS played minor leagues with prosthetic leg 1949 film The Stratton Story) born in Palacios Texas (d. 1982)
21 May 1916
Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty] Irish-American tenor (Danny Boy) radio and television comic actor (Jack Benny Program A Day in the Life of Dennis Day) born in The Bronx New York (d. 1988)
21 May 1919
John Alexander Hopps Canadian scientist (co-developer of the first artificial pace-maker) born in Winnipeg Manitoba (d. 1998) [1]
21 May 1920
Bill Barber American jazz tubist (Miles Davis Gerry Mulligan Nonet) born in Hornell New York (d. 2007)
21 May 1926
Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson] American stage and screen actor (Combat - Lt. Hanley The Fountain of Youth Day of the Wolves) born in New York City (d. 2000)
21 May 1932
Gabriele Wohmann German writer born in Darmstadt Germany (d. 2015)
21 May 1940
Robert Budzynski French soccer defender (11 caps RC Lens FC Nantes) born in Calonne-Ricouart France (d. 2023)
21 May 1946
David Hill Australian television producer-executive (Sky Television Eurosport Sky Sports President Fox Sports 1993-2000) born in Newcastle Australia
21 May 1948
Carol Potter American actress (Beverly Hills 90210 Todays FBI) born in New York City
21 May 1951
Al Franken US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian writer actor (SNL 1975-80 1985-90) born in New York City
21 May 1959
Nick Cassavetes American actor and director (The Notebook) born in New York City
21 May 1960
Mohanlal Indian actor (Guru) in over 300 films born in Elanthoor India
21 May 1961
Tim Lever British rock keyboardist (Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round) born in Liverpool England
21 May 1963
Greg Smith American session and touring rock bassist (Rainbow Alice Cooper Wendy O. Williams Ted Nugent) born in the USA